Apologies if this has already been covered, but has everyone seen the consultation regarding proposed increases to probate fees?
For an estate of >£2m, they are proposing to increase the probate fee from £215 to £20,000!!!! Have a look on page 12 of the consultation.
Now it may be that not many of us deal with probate, but we will all die one day (although I do admit I am not yet worth £2m).
Apparently the probate office is already self funding, so this is just an extra tax.